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The Coolest VRBO Rentals in New Orleans (The French Quarter & Beyond!)

Searching for a cool VRBO in New Orleans? This is the post for you! From luxury mansions to spooky historic homes… there is a VRBO rental in here for every taste.

New Orleans is a vibrant city that beckons visitors to take part in its lovely and soulful culture. Even returning visitors can attest that there’s always something new to look forward to in every colorful corner. 

From touring historic neighborhoods and cemeteries to experiencing Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras, as well as dining in top-rated restaurants – New Orleans has a little something for everyone.

If you’re planning a trip to NOLA one day, be sure to check out these unique VRBO rentals that are as beguiling as the city itself!

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23 of The Coolest VRBO Rentals in New Orleans

Luxury VRBO Stays in New Orleans

A modern living room decorated with mid-century style furniture. The walls are concrete gray with floor to ceiling windows, high wood paneled ceilings and beans, and concrete floors and area rugs around the furniture.

Mid-century Maison Grace Warehouse with Pool

Tucked in a cozy neighborhood is this repurposed 10-bedroom mid-century warehouse with soaring roofline ceilings, energy-efficient glass that brings in natural lighting, and exposed steel trusses. It has a coffee bar and a 10-foot kitchen island with a matching dining table for large group dinners. The spacious backyard outside has a fenced crystal-clear pool for privacy, a turf, and a BBQ grill. The best part is, this luxury property is near French Quarter!

The backyard of a long, two-story VRBO rental in New Orleans. The home has a second floor balcony with hanging planters, yellow siding, and patio furniture on the deck. There's a side-by-side pool and hot tub on the deck as well.

170-year-old 6-bedroom Mansion with Pool and Hot Tub

A 170-year-old mansion newly renovated to mix the charms of old and new Southern fixtures. The whole space, including the six bedrooms, are furnished with local antiques. The mansion also retained its 12-foot ceilings with grand arches, chandeliers, murals, crown moldings, and hardwood floorings. On the private backyard is a new heated pool, hot tub, and grill for celebrating special occasions outdoors.

A luxurious living room with natural brick walls and white wood trim. There's a large caramel leather sectional couch and ottoman on one side of the room, and an arched entrance into another sitting room.

Exquisite 9-bedroom Fleur De Lis 1824 Mansion with Pool

Spend days relaxing in this 1824 Fleur De Lis mansion, a historical landmark open for visitors and is just blocks away to the French Quarter. It features open loft-like rooms that sleeps up to 20 persons, 11 bathrooms, and a deck/patio. Each room is unique and has a fun feature to discover, one of which is the attic build-out room. It’s a charming space for reunions, business retreats, and family celebrations.

An exterior shot of a 4-story Greek mansion in New Orleans at nighttime. Each level has an outdoor balcony and large windows. The outer façade is a crème white stone.

4-story Greek Revival Les Carillons 5-bedroom Home in Arts District

Right along the historic Arts District is this 4-story, 5-bedroom gem built in 1845 with Greek Revival and Italian influences. It has a beautiful balcony and front patio for entertaining guests outside, while its original crown moldings, tall ceilings and windows, and shiny hardwood floors inside are a homage to New Orleans’ unique and traditional style. The house is close to the best restaurants, galleries, and tourist attractions.

The outer front facade of a colonial style two-story home in New Orleans. The front yard has tall trees and vegetation. The home has a warp-around balcony on both stories, and a black wrought-iron gate around the property.

Spacious 1880s 8-bedroom Mansion with Pool

A beautiful and spacious 1880s mansion with 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, signature New Orleans front-style porch, and heated pool and spa. The property retained the original 13-foot ceiling with plaster medallions, cypress doors, pinewood floorings, plus, a 175+ year old oak tree! The private yard is also furnished with a fire pit, propane BBQ, outdoor table, and hammock.

New Orleans Townhome Rentals on VRBO

The back courtyard of a quaint two-story townhome in New Orleans. The siding and window trim are an eggshell white, and the stone patio is furnished with black patio furniture. String lights hang across the courtyard, strung from the balconies.

Townhouse Style 5-bedroom Treme-Herman House built in 1851

A 5-bedroom Greek Revival mansion that’s quintessential New Orleans. Originally built in 1851, this elegant property features modern amenities in its 7,000-square-foot space featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The two-story townhouse also has a front and back unit offering ample privacy to guests wanting a space each to themselves. It’s strategically located on Esplanade Ave., the French Quarter, Bywater, Warehouse District, and more.

An interior shot of a small living room in a New Orleans townhome rental. There's a tan couch, hardwood flooring with area rugs, and beige walls covered in framed artwork.

Cozy 4-bedroom Townhome Near Bourbon Street and French Quarter Attractions

A clean and comfortable prime location to those going on a bachelor/bachelorette trip as this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom townhome is only three blocks to Bourbon Street and French Quarter attractions. It features a balcony, deck/patio, and a fully furnished kitchen. For privacy and safety, the property has a contactless keypad entry.

An interior image of a living room in a New Orleans townhome. The white walls are painted with colorful artwork. Two emerald green couches sit across from each other, surrounded by other furniture, house plants, and a wall-mounted TV

Artsy 2-story 5-bedroom Townhome with Pool and Hot Tub

Wake up to stunning art every day with this one-of-a-kind 5-bedroom townhome just minutes from the French Quarter, Superdome, and Garden District. Decorating the home’s interior are large-scale murals of Louisiana birds and vibrant landscapes painted by talented New Orleans-based artists. Guests will also have access to the property’s pool, hot tub, and grill area in the backyard.

New Orleans Cottage/Bed & Breakfast Rentals on VRBO

An exterior shot of a backyard with a brick-paved patio around an in-ground pool. In the background is a yellow house. The backyard is surrounded by walls of greenery, providing plenty of privacy.

4-bedroom 1830s Luxury Creole Cottage with Heated Pool/Spa

An opulent 4-bedroom 1830s creole cottage nestled in the charming Treme neighborhood. It’s been lovingly restored to include modern conveniences, period antiques, art pieces, and linens for that authentic New Orleans stay. The backyard has a lavish gazebo, as well as a heated pool and an eight-person hot tub. The property is five blocks from the French Quarter and the streetcar on Rampart.

AN exterior image of a large two-story mansion on the corner in New Orleans. The front façade is gray concrete, and the side is a lighter, tan stone. Windows cover the front and sides of the building, and there's a small private patio on the side of the home.

Private and Cozy Bed and Breakfast Suite at Lanaux Mansion

Experience a piece of luxury in one of NOLA’s historic mansions on Frenchman Street. Just on the ground floor of the Lanaux Mansion, guests will have a chance to stay at the private yet cozy Weiland Suite. The place exudes old-world charm but with modern amenities for an unforgettable stay. There’s a kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, and a lush garden courtyard accessible through the private gate off Chartres Street.

An interior image of a bedroom inside the Crab Shack loft in New Orleans. There's a king-size bed along a shiplap wall. A brass spiral staircase leads up to a loft-style living room.

Eclectic 1-bedroom “Crab Shack” Studio Loft

This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom two-level studio near Tulane University is as unique as it’s cozy. Its rich NOLA personality is seen in every corner of the room, uniquely decorated with foraged antiques. There’s an open lounge area and a second sleeping space that’s accessible via a spiral staircase. There’s also a kitchenette and a full bathroom with a tiled shower. The property is accessible through the courtyard patio.

A gorgeous modern condo rental in New Orleans has an exposed brick wall and cathedral arched doorways. The ceiling is wood panels, and natural wood accents flow throughout the condo in a wooden dining table, staircase, and fireplace mantle.

Modern 5-bedroom Condo in Downtown NOLA

A luxury 5-bedroom condo unit with historic character in downtown NOLA. The property has a luxurious and spacious feel, with exposed brick, reclaimed beams, and hardwood flooring throughout the house. It’s complete with modern-day amenities and a private courtyard with a saltwater pool and a private terrace on the second floor.

Historic NOLA Homes for Rent on VRBO

An exterior shot of two side-by-side homes in New Orleans. The front facades are both concrete, both two stories high. The home on the right is lit by red flood lights. A small blue fiat is parked out front.

Gorgeous Creole 5-bedroom Home on Magazine Street

An idyllic rental with an upscale hotel feel, this gorgeous 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home is right on Magazine Street and is close to French Quarter and Downtown/Warehouse District. It’s the place to be for big family celebrations with its 14-foot ceilings and luxury beddings, especially when paired with the “King of Magazine” home just beside it. There’s a courtyard in the back for coffee or happy hours, as well as a concierge to make guests’ stay instantly convenient.

An interior shot of an elegant living room in a New Orleans home rental. The decor is luxurious and white, with white couches, a black and white area rug, white walls, curtains, and a grand chandelier.

Luxury 6-bedroom 1853 Jon Vaccari Design Home

Just on Charles Avenue is a sophisticated 6-bedroom Greek Revival home meticulously renovated and designed by Louisiana native Jon Vaccari. The luxurious furnishings inside the home may serve as an elegant backdrop for any event, be it wedding preparations, rehearsal dinners, or cocktail parties. Overall, the home has an upper and lower unit that’s available for overnight accommodations.

An interior image of large master bedroom with large canopy bed and vaulted ceilings. The walls are covered in fleur de leis wallpaper, the ceiling has stunning gold crown molding and mural artwork around the top of the room.

Historical 3-story 1879 Orleans House with Pool

Originally built in 1879 by Mr. Charles Auguste Orleans as an Ice Cream Saloon and Billiards Parlor, this 8-bedroom Queen Ann-style home is deemed a historic landmark on the Canal Street streetcar line. This premier rental home has been renovated to include modern conveniences, including a swimming pool and private yard, but still retained its extravagant wooden fixtures evident in the corner turret, dome, and façade.

An image of an outdoor courtyard that's fenced in with a privacy fence. An in-ground pool and hot tub are the focal point of a concrete and brick patio. The house has a second story balcony with a spiral staircase.

8-bedroom Maison Dubois Rental with Pool

This 8-bedroom rental promises a picture-perfect getaway for families and large groups of people. The property is within the French Quarter and has the original NOLA architecture. The property is well-kept, and there are lots of space for up to 16 persons. There’s a private heated pool to relax in, and the property is close to the party/tourist scene.

An image of an outdoor backyard oasis in New Orleans features a large in-ground pool with a deep end and shallow lounge area with chairs, a bar, patio furniture, and outdoor kitchen area.

5-bedroom Tropical Oasis with Heated Pool and Local Art

Guests will have their very own oasis and mini art museum in this 5-bedroom, art-filled property minutes away from the French Quarter. The spacious backyard includes a year-round heated pool and lush garden with pool loungers, dining tables, and chef’s grill. Furnishing the property with creative inspiration are murals, paintings, and original artworks made by New Orleans artists.

Unique New Orleans Rentals

The exterior of an old firehouse in New Orleans' French Quarter. The brick façade has Engine 24 signage and red firehouse doors.

Authentic Historic Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse

Stay in one of the city’s most popular vacation spots and is one of the few licensed by the City of New Orleans for short-term rentals. Formerly housing Engine 24 of the New Orleans Fire Department, this unique stay features three units: the Main Floor, the Penthouse, and the Townhouse, which can sleep up to 14 persons. It has a newly renovated courtyard with a fountain, outdoor furnishing, and grill, not to mention it’s right on NOLA’s hot tourist spots.

The front porch of an old "haunted" New Orleans home. The porch is painted teal green with white siding and bannisters and red trim around the windows.

Newly-remodeled “Haunted” 10-bedroom 1800s Victorian Mansion

Used to be a bordello in the 1800s, this 10-bedroom Victorian mansion can be rented out by guests looking for that authentic and spooky NOLA stay. Get a feel of what it’s like to live in this enormous old home that’s been remodeled over the years to fit modern conveniences; each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Getting around the neighborhood and tourist attractions is easy via the streetcar line.

An image shows the entrance hallway of a New Orleans rental home. The red front door opens to a long hallway with a crystal chandelier and yellow walls lined with artwork and benches.

5-bedroom 151-year-old Home on Frenchmen Street

A newly-renovated 151-year-old house on Frenchmen Street. Guests with a penchant for NOLA music may find this property right on the money as there’s a complimentary round of drinks at the Spotted Cat Music Club and Café Negril Bar & Grill. This jazzy home is furnished with antiques all throughout. Its 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom set up can accommodate up to 12 persons.

An exterior image of the outside of a New Orleans home. The side-by-side duplex has two entrances joined by a front porch. The white façade is single story and has a fenced-in stone-paved front yard.

Luxury 4-bedroom French Colonial 1890s Home

Just blocks away from Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue is this old but charming 4-bedroom French Colonial home originally built in the 1890s. While the home has recently been remodeled to include modern amenities, it still retained the original heartwood pine floors, 12-foot ceiling, crown moldings, and cypress windows giving it its elegant and historic character. It has a 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom set-up with a fully-equipped kitchen.

An exterior image of the outside of a large two-story Queen Anne style historical home. The two-story home has a wrap-around front porch with light olive green siding and white pillars and a large fenced in yard.

4-bedroom Queen Anne Historical Home Near Audubon Park

A stunning 3600-square-foot 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Queen Anne style home near Audubon Park as well as Tulane and Loyola University. It features the signature wrap-around balconies found in most historical homes. Strategically located within walking distance to eclectic shops, restaurants, and bars—ideal for a group of friends wanting to experience the city’s nightlife.

A gorgeous exterior image of a plantation property. There's a large pond surrounded by ancient oak trees, a manicured lawn, and in the background, a large two-story plantation home.

5-bedroom Greek Revival Bayou Oaks Plantation

Set in a dreamy plantation surrounded by oak trees and Spanish moss is this 5-bedroom home, perfect for a unique gathering or a pre-approved small event. This 10000-square-foot Greek Revival estate can accommodate up to 24 persons and is only 30 minutes to the Historic French Quarter, Garden District, and Mississippi River. There’s a refreshing pool and a boat dock for guests to relax and fish in.

Which of these VRBOs in New Orleans looks the coolest to you? Let me know in the comments!

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